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God of Wonders...And Jonah

"And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their leftand also many animals?" (-God, Jonah 4.11) C.S. Lewis one told a story about an old mystical barnacle, who was granted a vision of humanity. He shared with his barnacle followers that humans had n...

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Prayer

Let's join together as disciples of Christ and ask, "Master, teach me how to pray."...

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Faithfulness in Obedience

Let us all be faithful to pass on God's truth, and God grant that we may also be the proof of God's goodness and faithfulness to those who follow....

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Friendships

What is it that made their friendships so alive? And if we sit in the shadows and watch and listen, maybe we can learn how God uses friendship in our lives....

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Easter Identity

Easter Identity At Easter, Christ gave us a new identity. Paul writes, "I have beencrucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me."(Galatians 2:20). Our new identity involves two realities. First, through faith inJesus Christ, we have been united with Christ in his death.Which means I am dead. If I am dead, my achievements nolonger distinguish me. A...

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Our Values

Our values effect everything we do at First Free. They hold us together because we know what we stand for. They filter our decision making. They are our "die-fors", "those things we are ready and willing to die on the hill for. They are our make up of our DNA. They describe the First Free experience....

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Everyday Mission

"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given tome. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizingthem in the name of the Father and of the Son and of theHoly Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I havecommanded you. And surely I am with you always, to thevery end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20) Ah, the Great Commission! Jesus' monumental procl...

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My Backyard

Everybody's life mission is unique, and only you can fulfill yourlife mission. The moment you become a believer, the moment youstep across the line and give your life to Jesus Christ, God has anassignment for you.Many of the parts of your life mission are unique, but there is onepart of your life mission that we all have in common. It's this: God wants you to tell other...

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Christ-Centered; Christ-Sent

Today as I am writing this article I am looking out the window of my office, watching a snowstorm taking place outside. Of the billions and billions of snowflakes in this one single storm, no one single flake is identical to another. Isn't that incredible? What an amazingly creative God we have.Have you ever sat on a beach somewhere and watched a sunset? Again, no two suns...

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Our Strategy: The Road Ahead

We want to be a church that helps individuals live Christ-centered and Christ-sent together. The question now is, "How do we get there?" And that is a question of strategy, a request for a map that shows each person their next step. The picture you see here is our depiction of our strategy, a map helping individuals see where they are now and find the road ahead. Like a ma...

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